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adaptation to remain influential in a changing
world, and particularly is it attractive to what
I may call the liberal-conservative elements of the
prosperous classes in America and Great Britain
and the Oslo countries, because it puts the most
difficult aspect of the problem, the need for a
collective socialisation, so completely in the
background that it can be ignored. This enables
them to take quite a bright and hopeful view of
the future without any serious hindrance to
their present preoccupations.
They think that Federation, reasonably defined,
may suspend the possibility of war for a consider-
able period and so lighten the burden of taxation
that the present crushing demands on them will
relax and they will be able to resume, on a
slightly more economical scale perhaps, their
former way of living. Everything that gives them
hope and self-respect and preserves their homes
from the worst indignities of panic, appeasement,
treason-hunting and the rest of it, is to be encour-
aged, and meanwhile their sons will have time to
think and it may be possible so to search, ransack
and rationalise the Streit project as to make a
genuine and workable scheme for the socialisation
of the world.
In The Fate of Homo sapiens I examined the
word " democracy" with some care, since it